business enterprise

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: enterprise - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspectsbusiness enterprise - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
overcapitalisation, overcapitalization - (business) too much capitalization (the sale of more stock than the business warrants)
tourism, touristry - the business of providing services to tourists; "Tourism is a major business in Bermuda"
operation - the activity of operating something (a machine or business etc.); "her smooth operation of the vehicle gave us a surprisingly comfortable ride"
fishing - the occupation of catching fish for a living
butchering, butchery - the business of a butcher
storage - the commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials
manufacture, industry - the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
business activity, commercial activity - activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise
business - the volume of commercial activity; "business is good today"; "show me where the business was today"
field of operation, line of business, field - a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "they are outstanding in their field"
market, marketplace, market place - the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold; "without competition there would be no market"; "they were driven from the marketplace"
employee-owned business, employee-owned enterprise - a commercial enterprise owned by the people who work for it
finance - the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
discount business - the business of selling merchandise at a discount
real-estate business - the business of selling real estate
publicizing, advertising - the business of drawing public attention to goods and services
publishing, publication - the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
printing - the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
packaging - the business of packing; "his business is packaging for transport"
agribusiness, agriculture, factory farm - a large-scale farming enterprise
building, construction - the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
shipping, transport, transportation - the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
venture - a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit
administration, disposal - a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
establishment - a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
gambling den, gambling hell, gambling house, gaming house - a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)
astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness - intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
cinema, film, celluloid - a medium that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverage of sporting events"
business people, businesspeople - people who transact business (especially business executives)
business sector, business - business concerns collectively; "Government and business could not agree"
chain - (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern - a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"
capitalist - a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
copartner - a joint partner (as in a business enterprise)
player - an important participant (as in a business deal); "he was a major player in setting up the corporation"
bankroll, roll - a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.); "he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag"
doldrums, stagnation, stagnancy - a state of inactivity (in business or art etc); "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"
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Dull Emma Jane had never seemed to Rebecca so near, so dear, so tried and true; and Rebecca, to Emma Jane's faithful heart, had never been so brilliant, so bewildering, so fascinating, as in this visit together, with its intimacy, its freedom, and the added delights of an exciting business enterprise.
Life, for him, was a business enterprise, and he kept the books after the most approved business methods.
The towers and steeples of the many house- encompassed churches, dark and dingy as the sky that seems descending on them, are no relief to the general gloom; a sun-dial on a church-wall has the look, in its useless black shade, of having failed in its business enterprise and stopped payment for ever; melancholy waifs and strays of housekeepers and porter sweep melancholy waifs and strays of papers and pins into the kennels, and other more melancholy waifs and strays explore them, searching and stooping and poking for anything to sell.
In the first place, those who are guilty of such sweeping criticisms do not know how many people would be made poor, and how much suffering would result, if wealthy people were to part all at once with any large proportion of their wealth in a way to disorganize and cripple great business enterprises.
Disastrous business enterprises had burdened his acres and forced his two girls, Edna and Letty, into doing something for themselves.
com)-- The Women's Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) announces their Cutting-Edge Awards & Scholarship Reception the fourth quarter reception that recognizes corporate members and Women Business Enterprises for the amount of business they've done with women-owned businesses.
a business entity recognized as a disadvantaged business enterprise (dbe); women business enterprise (wbe); minority business enterprise (mbe); small business enterprise (sbe); or encouraging diversity, growth and equity (edge) certified business enterprise.
Millennium Integrated Marketing, of Manchester and Boston, has been awarded national certification as a Woman Business Enterprise through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.
As a regional partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), WPEO administers Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) certification for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and is committed to creating access to business opportunities for its members.
Under the Business Enterprise Works programme, which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund, applicants can sign up for mentoring, start-up training and a range of workshops and networking opportunities.
According to the statistical office, in the EU25, 53% of R&D personnel were employed in the business enterprise sector in 2004, 31% worked in higher education, and 14% in the government sector.
BTA transformation efforts center upon six strategic business enterprise priorities that, in the simplest of terms, encompass people, assets, investments, and suppliers.

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